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December 28, 2013 | By Saba Hamedy
Two avalanches that hit within hours of each other killed a skier and a snowmobile rider this week in Wyoming. Michael Kazanjy, 29, of Santa Ana was buried under 4 feet of snow at about 1 p.m. Thursday while skiing at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort with five friends, Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center officials wrote in an avalanche fatality report . Kazanjy, "the first skier who ventured onto a very steep, unsupported slope,” triggered...
December 20, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
KINGS TODAY VS. COLORADO When: 1 p.m. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio 1150 Update: You want numbers? There are all sorts of numbers associated around the remarkable run of Kings rookie goalie Martin Jones, who is one victory from tying the NHL record for consecutive games won to start an NHL career. Bob Froese won his first eight games with the Flyers in the 1982-83 season. But the Elias Sports Bureau added a clarification: The NHL record for consecutive winning decisions to start an NHL career is held by Ray Emery.
November 4, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
+ A key to the early success of the Phoenix Coyotes (10-3-2) is the production they are getting from their defense. Oliver Ekman-Larsson (three goals, 11 points), Keith Yandle (1-10 - 11) and Derek Morris (4-6 - 10) ranked 4-5-6 in defensemen scoring through Sunday's games. + Welcome back Manny Malhotra, who returned to the NHL last Friday with the Carolina Hurricanes. The classy forward suffered a devastating eye injury in 2011 while with the Vancouver Canucks; fearing his impaired vision jeopardized his safety, they played him in only nine games last season and didn't re-sign him. He won 15 of 20 faceoffs in his first game back and 10 of 14 in his second.
October 3, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Rookie Colorado Avalanche Coach Patrick Roy was fined $10,000 Thursday for his partition-banging outburst toward Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau. “Roy's actions at the conclusion of the game were irresponsible,” NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell said in a prepared statement. “One of the responsibilities of an NHL coach is to help defuse volatile situations on the bench.” Following Colorado's 6-1 victory Wednesday in the regular-season opener, Roy objected strongly to a late knee-to-knee hit on Avalanche top pick Nathan MacKinnon by Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy.
October 2, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
DENVER - In an effort to revive a once-powerful franchise that has fallen on hard times competitively and at the box office, the Colorado Avalanche brought Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy back to coach and hired former team captain Joe Sakic to make personnel decisions, in concert with Roy. Both received enthusiastic ovations from the Pepsi Center crowd when they were introduced before Wednesday's game, and the team they're building gave fans...
October 2, 2013 | Helene Elliott
DENVER - Patrick Roy's Hall of Fame goaltending career was built on athleticism and unceasing passion. He appears to have carried that fire over to his coaching career, which began Wednesday with a 6-1 rout of the Ducks and a confrontation with Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau at the glass that separated their benches at the Pepsi Center following the season-opening game for both teams. Roy claimed he was angry over a hit Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy had leveled against Nathan MacKinnon, the skillful forward the Avalanche chose first overall in June's entry draft.
August 3, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Before "Prince Avalanche" was selected for the Sundance Film Festival this year, few people even knew of its existence. This wouldn't be surprising for a debut indie or foreign language import, but the film is written and directed by well-known filmmaker David Gordon Green and features popular actors Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. Usually such a project might have been covered rather breathlessly online and speculated about in social media. It certainly seemed like more people would have noticed a film bringing together talent involved with such films as "Pineapple Express," "This Is 40" and "Into the Wild.
July 13, 2013 | By Devin Kelly and Robert Faturechi
As expected, social media erupted Saturday night when  George Zimmerman was found not guilty on Saturday of all charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.  The reactions that poured in from around the country ranged from agreement with the verdict to outrage. A number of Twitter users also expressed sympathy for Martin's family.  The entire trial was widely discussed and tracked on social media. Thousands tweeted and posted on Facebook with hashtags such as #Zimmerman and #StandWithTrayvon.
June 30, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
As it turned out, Joe Sakic and the Colorado Avalanche brain trust were not being coy. Sakic, the team's executive vice president of hockey operations, had said the team would select dynamic center Nathan MacKinnon with the top pick in Sunday's NHL entry draft at Newark, N.J. MacKinnon, who won't turn 18 until September, went No. 1 to the Avalanche. He grew up in Cole Harbor, Nova Scotia, the hometown of Penguins star Sidney Crosby. Not much pressure there, of course. "It's always been my dream as a kid to go No. 1," MacKinnon said in an interview with the Canadian cable network TSN. Said Sakic: "Nathan has lived under the microscope for a long time and the pressure and he's always risen to that occasion .... He wants to be a difference maker and he is a difference maker.
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